Saturday, 26 February 2011

Spartans pull off 4th quarter comeback to force game 3 (Updated)

Trinity Western 86, Fraser Valley 69  In complete contrast to game one, the Spartans finished the game on 17-0 run, holding the Cascades scoreless for the final 6 minutes to even their series.  6'6" Jacob Doerksen scored the first 9 points in the game-deciding run which was culminated in a slam by 6'6" Kyle Coston.  The Cascades turned the ball over 5 times and went 0-4 from downtown in the final minutes.  A put back by James Elliott tied the score at 69 but then Doerksen (32 points on 12/19 shooting and 6 rebounds) completely took over, scoring on an "and 1" and knocking down a 3 as part of his performance.  Fraser Valley did a tremendous job limiting TWU looks from downtown, holding the Spartans to only 4-19 from 3 as UFV went 17 for 42 themselves but went cold when it mattered.  6'3" Joel Freisen had 24 points to lead Fraser Valley.  The teams meet again tonight for the third and deciding game.  Box Score

UBC 106, Manitoba 75  The Thunderbirds finished the first half on a 24-4 run to lead by 23, scoring 62 first-half points to hammer the Bisons in front of 1,132 fans in Vancouver.  6'2" Josh Whyte had 29 points in the victory during which UBC caused 25 Manitoba turnovers and had a 50-31 advantage on the glass.  After Manitoba's Kevin Oliver knocked down a three early in the second to make it 38-35, the Thunderbirds stiffened defensively and got out on the break with Whyte scoring 8 points during the run.  The Bisons have been disrupted by the loss of 5'11" point guard Josh Ogden who apparently has left the team as of about 2 weeks ago.  Box Score

Saskatchewan 98, Regina 75  The Huskies took off on a 30-10 run late in the first quarter and nabbed leads as large as 28 in the second half to take game one of their provincial battle in Saskatoon.  With Cougars within 3 at 17-14, 6'6" Michael Lieffers started the run with a dunk for the Huskies and great work on the glass by Nolan Brudehl (program playoff-record 22 rebounds) plus the usual strong offensive efforts from Rejean Chabot (29 points/18 in the second half) and Jamelle Barrett (23 points/15 in the second half) allowed the Huskies to win comfortably.  Box Score  plus Video Highlights 1 and Video Highlights 2 

Ron Rauch on Victoria climbing back to tie Bears

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have got the wrong score for the TWU-UFV game.
The 114-89 score was from Dec 4.
The score in game two was 86-69 with
Doerksen scoring 32 and Joel Friesen getting 24.
UFV led the game for three quarters (20-17, 43-39 and 61-59) before Trinity dominated the final 10 minutes 27-8 to win by 23.
TWU played the last quarter liked their lives depended upon it which, in essence, was probably the case.